Marie Claire Boutiques Selects CGS BlueCherry® Enterprise Suite to Connect its Manufacturing to Retail Solution

Canadian Retailer looks to improve production, processing and forecasting

NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CGS, a global provider of business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services, today announced that Marie Claire Boutiques, one of Canada’s best known women’s fashion retailers, selected the BlueCherry® Enterprise Suite to manage its design and sourcing processes, including the selection of BlueCherry Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Sourcing Suite to develop its private labels more efficiently and quickly. With extensive expertise and resources in the fashion apparel and footwear market, the CGS team of experts and its BlueCherry PLM Suite will support Marie Claire in streamlining its design and sourcing process resulting in better speed to market and inventory management across all divisions.

Marie Claire Boutiques was seeking to transform its legacy solution and link to its retail point of sale (POS) system in an effort to streamline workflows, reduce costs and improve profitability. With extensive expertise and resources in the apparel market, the CGS BlueCherry Suite will help Marie Claire to bring its private label business to market faster and offer better visibility to its products, allowing for less markdowns and better profitability.

“Marie Claire has a well-established private label and several locations throughout Canada, but we needed to efficiently and effectively manage the apparel lifecycle,” said Claude Lanouette, vice president, Finance, Marie Claire. “With CGS we’re assured of expert industry knowledge and proficient resources. Implementing the BlueCherry Suite, will help us manage our design and sourcing process throughout our Canadian operations as well as our overseas suppliers.”

Recognized among top fashion organizations for excellent support and a fully integrated solution, BlueCherry enables Marie Claire to operate their supply chain operations, including design, sourcing, planning and logistics on one platform.

“With our extensive supply chain apparel experience, CGS understands Marie Claire Boutiques’ needs to manage operations across its brands,” said Paul Magel, president, Business Applications and Technology Outsourcing division, CGS. “We are excited to welcome Marie Claire to the BlueCherry community and provide the company end-to-end visibility of design and sourcing process, improving speed to market with integration to POS.”  

CGS’s BlueCherry® PLM is a best-in-class product lifecycle management solution for fashion and consumer lifestyle products companies, providing a comprehensive set of tools to manage the entire product lifecycle. In addition to core product data management (PDM), bill of materials (BOM), technical specifications and other commonly available PLM tools, BlueCherry PLM draws from its enterprise solution heritage to deliver a broader set of integrated line planning, design, product development, sourcing and production and import capabilities to meet the demands of today's rapidly changing marketplace. 

About Marie Claire Boutiques
Established in 1965, Marie Claire is Montreal-based ultra-feminine fashion brand and retailer inspired by both European trends and the North-American lifestyle. With more than 350 boutiques across Canada, compelling and continually renewed collections, and a team fueled by passion, Marie Claire Boutiques year in year out rise to the challenge of creating stylish apparel and accessories that make women shine. From work outfits, casual weekend garments, to girls’ night out apparel and special occasion attires, the Marie Claire label swathes the body and entices the heart. For more information visit

About CGS
For over 30 years, CGS has enabled global enterprises, regional companies and government agencies to drive breakthrough performance through business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services. CGS is wholly focused on creating comprehensive solutions that meet clients’ complex, multi-dimensional needs and support clients’ most fundamental business activities. Headquartered in New York City, CGS has offices across North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter at @CGSinc and @BlueCherryCGS and on Facebook.

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